Virgin Islands Montessori School Students in Ms. Joie Byrd’s music classes perform “Thank You to Our Veterans.” Her students worked throughout the past few weeks to learn and perform the song within their pods. These students are in our Primary and Elementary programs and are ranging from ages 3 through twelve.
In honor of Veterans Day, her students have prepared, “Thank You to Our Veterans.” To work within our social distancing policies, she filmed each group’s performance and edited them together for the final product.
Ms. Byrd is not only our music teacher; she also serves as Staff Sergeant Byrd in the Virgin Islands National Guard’s 73rd Army Band.
“Last month, when we began preparing this song, I asked our students if they knew anyone who had served in the military. Hands were raised excitedly as students took turns sharing about their family members who have served. Seeing the pride on the students’ faces and hearing the voices of 90 students singing together made this tribute especially special,” said Byrd.